Monthly Archives: July 2015

Manufacturing facility for Allen Edmonds handcrafted shoes

The art of handcrafted shoes

My trip to visit the Allen Edmonds shoe manufacturing facility began with this advice from my husband Phil: “Whatever you do, don’t be yourself,” he said as he dropped me off at the airport. “You’ll drive them crazy.” Sigh. He really was trying to be helpful, because he knows that in any new situation, I…


After the fall: A tale of unsafe shoes

Based on actual events This is the true story of the event that pushed me to stop complaining about women’s shoes and instead, try to start a revolution. As I mentioned in my initial post, I work in an office. As much as I’d like to sit around and blog about shoes all day, I do…


Summer shoes: Da agony of da feet

I abhor Easter. I have nothing against Jesus, crosses, bunnies, chicks, jellybeans or marshmallow peeps. I love all those things and respect the place they have in our hearts, and hips. I hate Easter simply because that holy day officially ushers in my most unholy fashion dilemma, my Golgotha of glamor: Summer Shoes. In the winter,…


Homeward Bound

Very shortly, my Allen Edmonds Park Avenue laceups and I will fly halfway across the U.S. to visit their birthplace, the AE manufacturing facility in Port Washington, WI. It’s more than a trip; it’s a pilgrimage My upcoming trip has put me in a quandary. On the one hand, I am incredibly excited because I…

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